KYOCERA Receives Mexico’s Highest Environmental Excellence Award for Second Consecutive Year
TIJUANA, MÈXICO – Kyocera announced today that it has been awarded Mexico’s highest honor for environmental protection — the national “Recognition of Environmental Excellence” award — for the second consecutive year.
This award, presented by Mexico’s Federal Environmental Protection Agency (PROFEPA), recognizes state-of-the-art environmental compliance practices at Kyocera’s manufacturing facilities in Tijuana, Baja California. Kyocera was one of 38 companies in all of Mexico to receive this year’s award, and one of just three recipients from Baja California.
The award reflects success in multiple areas, including environmental management systems, continuous improvement, social participation, education, emergency preparedness, and emergency response. This year Kyocera made a notable achievement in reducing water consumption at its Tijuana facilities by approximately 34,000 cubic meters (about 8.9 million gallons) as compared to the prior year.
Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection Guillermo Haro Belchez recognized award recipients during a June 29 ceremony in Zacatecas, Mexico, commending them for protecting Mexico’s environment while promoting economic growth. Others attending the event included Zacatecas Secretary of Economy Carlos Barcena Pous, as well as Kyocera Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.’s General Manager Jorge Rochin and Plant Engineering Manager Manuel Garcia.
Based on his philosophy to “Do what is right as a human being,” Kyocera founder Dr. Kazuo Inamori has inspired the Kyocera Group to reduce its environmental footprint while developing eco-friendly products. Some of these products manufactured at Kyocera facilities worldwide include pollution-reducing engine components, solar energy systems, high-efficiency fuel cells, and document equipment designed with fewer disposable parts.
Preceding this latest environmental award from Mexico, San Diego-based Kyocera International, Inc. capped 17 consecutive years of environmental honors from the City of San Diego with its 10th “Recycler of the Year” award in April 2017; and, global parent Kyocera Corporation of Kyoto, Japan received the Japanese Environment Minister’s Award in December 2016 for a record seventh consecutive year.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, printers, copiers, mobile phones and solar power generating systems. During the year ended March 31, 2017, the company’s consolidated net sales totaled 1.42 trillion yen (approx. USD12.7 billion). Kyocera appears on the “Top 100 Global Innovators” list by Clarivate Analytics and is ranked #522 on Forbes magazine’s 2017 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.
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CONTACT: Dave Hester, President, Kyocera Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.
Attending the recent award ceremony in Zacatecas, Mexico, are (from left) Lic. Carlos Barcena Pous, Secretary of Economy for the State of Zacatecas; Ing. Jorge Luis Rochin, General Manager, Kyocera Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.; and Dr. Guillermo Haro Belchez, Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection.
Displaying Kyocera’s award are (from left) Lic. María Del Roció Salinas Godoy, Federal PROFEPA Delegate in Zacatecas; Dr. Guillermo Haro Belchez, Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection; Ing. Manuel Garcia Soto, Plant Engineering Manager, Kyocera Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.; and Ing. Jorge Luis Rochin, General Manager, Kyocera Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.